Peda or Pera or Milk Peda is a sweet from the Indian subcontinent, usually prepared in thick, semi-soft pieces. The main ingredients are khoa, sugar and traditional flavourings, including cardamom seeds, pistachio nuts and saffron (optional). The colour varies from a creamy white to a caramel colour.
You can also make it with milk powder instead of khoa and can use sweetened condensed milk instead of sugar. Can be made it in a microwave.
The word peda is also generically used to mean a sphere of any doughy substance, such as flour or khoa. Variant spellings and names for the dessert include pedha, penda (in Gujarati) and pera.
Pedas originated in the city of Mathura in present-day Uttar Pradesh. The Mathura Peda is the characteristic variety from the city. From Uttar Pradesh, the peda spread to many parts of the Indian subcontinent.
As with laddoos, pedas are sometimes used as prasadam in religious services. Peda is one of the traditional Indian sweets that is prepared during festive occasions or celebrations.
Peda is one of my all time favourite Indian sweets. I loved it so much but here we found it very rare in Sweets shop so I thought I should know how to make it, so that I can have when I want. Therefore I learned this from my mother. I love everything she cooks. We use to prepare Peda on Diwali (one of the popular festivals of India).
There are many types of pedas: Milk Peda, Mathura Peda, Kesar Peda (Saffron Peda), Dharwad Peda, Chocolate Peda, Malai Peda (Milk Cream Peda), Rose Peda etc.
It is an easy to make Indian sweets, taste super delicious and can be made in less than 15 minutes. I am sharing here the recipe to make Peda or Milk Peda in a microwave, using condensed milk.
It's simple to make and you can find all the ingredients easily in any grocery store. And you can enjoy this lovely desserts with your family, your loved ones.